Mount Peter joins 2017 Learn to Ski or Snowboard Guinness World Record event

| 11 Jan 2017 | 06:25

WARWICK — There are no final figures at this time but on Friday, Jan. 6, more than 80 resorts across the United States, including Mount Peter Ski Area, hosted a Guinness Book of World Records event in hopes of setting a joint record.
Hundreds of beginners participated in the national contest for the Largest Ski or Snowboard lesson taking place that day at 1 p.m. local time. All lessons took place simultaneously in seven different time zones
This year's World Record event was sponsored by the organizers of the Learn to Ski and Snowboard Initiative from the ski and snowboard industry including national, regional and state associations, resorts, industry trade media, retailers and product-suppliers.
The event also served as the kick-off for the Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, which is January.
Mount Peter offered a special lift ticket for $20 and a free beginner group lesson.
Ten students signed up for ski lessons and eight students, some of whom were already skiers, elected to try snowboarding.
Mount Peter had 33 skiers and 15 snowboarders take lessons.
"Everyone had a fun time," said Mount Peter Marketing Director Carol Forshay. "The youngest was five and the oldest was 79 years young."
Forshay added that this lesson event was an attempt to bring awareness to the sport.
"Unlike something like soccer or football learned in school," she said, "skiing and snowboarding can last a lifetime."
For more information about learning to ski or snowboard at Mount Peter, call 986-4940 or visit
- Roger Gavan